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Kees Wals | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 26, 2019

Vembu Backup with the personal touch

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Vembu Backup is an easy to configure and setup service.
  • Vembu Backup has powerful reporting functionality and alerting capability.
  • Vembu Backup benefits from a smart GUI to set up and manage backups and restores from or across systems.
  • In my opinion, there is only one area to improve Vembu Backup and that's the license manager. A good metaphor would be, you can't see the forest through the trees.
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Richard Voorheis | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 04, 2019

Easy VM Backup and Restore.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It reports test results via e-mail.
  • We can run reliable backups without bringing VSphere server down.
  • It organizes full and incremental back-ups coherently.
  • Upgrading to new versions is relatively labor-intensive.
  • VMs to be backed up sometimes fail due to a lack of ability to create a snapshot. Vembu should find a way to work around this issue.
  • Supporting external storage (cloud) could be easier to configure, use, and integrate into the back-up processes.
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Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 04, 2019

Vembu is an excellent value for the money and TOP NOTCH support

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Both incremental and Bare Metal backups.
  • Very fast backups over network.
  • Nice email notifications.
  • Top Notch technical support, VERY fast support.
  • Quicker install and setup of workstations if you could set default values.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 25, 2020

No frills but it works

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Single pass backups are good.
  • Deduplication levels using the Vembu File System are good.
  • Support levels are high.
  • The web interface can be slow.
  • The management of Offsite Dr isn't great.
  • Storage utilization and management can be difficult.
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Paolo Aglialoro | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2019

Vembu BDR - freshening VMs backup scene

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Web interface, it's easy to configure and requires no proprietary client
  • Multiplatform approach
  • Postgres database and not usual Microsoft buggy bloatware
  • Outstanding customer support!!! A++++
  • Missing Linux file level recovery
  • Replicas section needs improvements (already debugging it with customer support) and new features: add of VM to existing replica and merge of two existing replicas.
  • The loss of the BDR VM itself means that in a total disaster scenario restore of the backupped VMs may be cumbersome or impossible: you should copy the strategy of veeam, which allows to import seamlessly an entire backup pool; this can be done, in my opinion, by also making a full postgres DB dump to the backup pool whenever a job completes.
  • Some parts of the web interface should be refined: e.g. the part for email notifications is not enough clear (difference for mails sent for every event and just unsuccessful ones); also, I required as a feature timestamps in 24H format (most of the world is NOT anglosaxon); some actions which are possible in the interface sort out NO EFFECT, like adding a VM to an existing replica, but are yet accepted by the interface; also backup pool section needs refinement, especially to add a new one and to manage existing ones.
  • It should be possible to instruct the software to take advantage of existing LACP network configurations, running parallel processes to speed up data transfer.
  • An improvement of speed of overall throughput would be greatly appreciated.
  • Possibility to backup/replicate BSD (e.g. OpenBSD, FreeBSD) and Solaris VMs
  • PROXMOX support is missing :(((((
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Daniel Castro | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 26, 2019

VembuBDR Smokes Other Overpriced Backup Solutions

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Fast VM backups
  • Fast image backups
  • Fast file based backups
  • Easy restore options
  • Excellent support with minimal hassle
  • Excellent value
  • I would like image based backups for Linux and FreeBSD.
  • I would like the ability to directly restore an image backup to ESXI or more cross-platform restore options.
  • Managing storage by yourself (without support helping you out) can be tricky. I wish there were easier options to assign storage to users/backups, especially "after the fact."
  • Windows image-based backup needs to assign drive letters to partitions that don't usually have them (system reserved, etc.). There should be a way for the program to identify the drives by different means.
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Juan Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 31, 2019

Vembu is a great backups software that allows you to use ANYWHERE

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • IT does a great job at doing nightly backups and super easy job at going in and being able to restore a single file or folder (which ever is needed).
  • It has an extremely easy web interface that anyone who is a end user can learn and be able to restore their files.
  • It is extremely easy to install and whenever there are updates for Vembu BDR, it will be an update that takes less than a minute to install.
  • Only improvement I can think of is, compatibility issues to older operating systems. Have to make sure when new updates come out if you have an older machine... Make sure it still supports it.
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John DeMattia | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2019

Vembu BDR is the ideal backup suite. It is robust yet simple and inexpensive to use.

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Vembu BDR is easy to use with a simple, straight forward user interface.
  • Vembu support is outstanding, responsive, and quick, with great follow up.
  • The speed at which Vembu BDR works is very impressive with little resource requirements.
  • The Vembu BDR status emails are short and informative.
  • The price for the Vembu BDR functionality is a real bargain!
  • I am not aware of any short comings in the functionality of the Vembu BDR offering.
  • The Vembu BDR offering meets all our needs and more.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 09, 2019

Vembu: a good Linux option for Home labs or SOHO

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Linux installer and web UI: unlike some other options, a Linux installer can be acquired and provides an easy to use web UI.
  • Quick Support: support has been quick and helpful when needed.
  • Easy to configure: the backup process is easy to configure and can be done in 15 to 20 mins.
  • Logging: The Free version doesn't appear to provide any alternative to alerting/logging other than email. Syslog or something similar would be nice
  • Iscsi config: the process to use iscsi as a backup target requires configuration on the OS itself. Putting this and NFS configuration in the UI would be a plus
  • Self Signed Certs: the ability to create a CSR and load a certificate from an on-site CA using the UI.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 19, 2019

Awesome Product

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy interface which makes setting up/restoring backups easy.
  • Light weight and doesn't slow down the network.
  • Great customer support team who is quick to answer/resolve issues.
  • Vague failure messages make troubleshooting hard sometimes.
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Hariesh Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 26, 2018

How Vembu BDR takes part in our business

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The most important things is that it's very easy to configure and has faster deployment.
  • Very good compression ratio and backups are faster than traditional VM backup tools.
  • Forever incremental is another useful feature which will save storage space.
  • Mount image as volume is not working for Linux VMs, it would have been better with this feature working.
  • The web management console should be improved with detailed VM backup reports.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 04, 2019

Vembu BDR Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It's incredibly simple to get up and running. We provided credentials for our vCenter server, set up the storage where the backups would go, and that was it.
  • Doing a restore is just as simple as backing up. Within moments I was able to launch a new VM from a backup. I even launched it to a different data center from the one it had originated.
  • We have backups that store sensitive information, and Vembu BDR made it incredibly simple to encrypt our backups.
  • There's no active directory support, so I can't authenticate with my AD user.
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Jesse Furr | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 13, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • User-friendly web UI
  • Ease of setting up a backup VM
  • Responsive customer service
  • Cryptic error messages that can be hard to troubleshoot
  • Licensing requirements can be difficult to understand
  • More information on what is fixed in releases would be helpful
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Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 28, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite is awesome!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • More reliable than any other backup solution
  • Amazing support from Vembu
  • Great price
  • Reporting can be better, I liked StoreGrid for reporting and some of that functionality is missing in BDR360.
  • When on backup reports graph mode, you can see the number of missed or failed backups but after clicking on the graph nothing happens. I would like to see the problem machines coming up.
  • Missing delete options for customers.
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Tom Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 24, 2018

Vembu BDR - flexible, reliable online backup

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
  • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
  • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
  • I think the platform is very comprehensive. If one possible improvement might be made, it is the process of creating a bare metal restore image/recovery cd.
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Vipin Thulaseedharan | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 31, 2018

Vembu Review

Score 1 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • None
  • The whole GUI interface needs a revamp. The reporting is terrible.
  • Push installation/adding clients to backup does not seem to effectively work.
  • I believe that there can be a lot of improvements done and they can base it out of existing backup softwares.
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Alex Oira | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 06, 2018

A flash of DRaaS

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Configuration is easy: Requires basic knowledge to set up and manage.
  • Easy restores: It supports up to six recovery options to users hence give freedom to chose what to recover.
  • CBT tracking: Reduces time taken to backup VMS.
  • Run on other OSes like centos.
  • Full tests before rolling out any newer versions.
  • Daily merges are not well explained. Very confusing.
  • Matching data on the BDR and offsite DR. Seems to be a disconnect from what I have worked with.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (25)
8.2
Live recovery (24)
8.2
Recovery verification (24)
8.0
Business application protection (19)
8.8
Multiple backup destinations (19)
8.2
Incremental backup identification (27)
8.6
Backup to the cloud (16)
8.6
Deduplication and file compression (20)
8.3
Snapshots (20)
8.2
Flexible deployment (26)
7.7
Management dashboard (27)
7.7
Platform support (27)
7.9
Retention options (24)
8.1
Encryption (22)
9.1

About Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite is a comprehensive universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery and disaster recovery needs of diverse and heterogeneous IT environments. Through its flagship offering, Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this is done within a single UI. Also, Vembu offers one of the most complete free edition for SMBs as well. Post 30 days trial version, user can either opt to purchase the product or continue using the free edition. In Free edition user has two options to proceed with backup configurations : Full featured free edition for limited VMs or Limited featured Edition for unlimited VMs

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